Published on May 14th, 2012 | by EDMinsider0
Review: Flux Pavilion + Friends Kick off ‘Standing on a Hill Tour’ in NYC
This past Thursday, May 10th, Flux with friends Brown & Gammon, and Cookie Monsta kicked off their U.S. tour at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Downlink was also slated to perform, but did not show for unknown reasons. I’ll start off by saying that I’m especially partial to this show because the 10th also happens to be my birthday. It was a real treat to celebrate it there and “Let the Bass Cannon Kick it.” Brown & Gammon, a new signing to “Circus Records,” started the party off with heavy bass right away. His most notable track “Blow My Mind” got the crowds’ heads banging. His performance was followed by chants of “Coookie, Coookie!” As asked, Cookie Monsta came on to blow the roof off of Roseland.
Cookie has some of the sickest drops I’ve ever heard, and he really gets into it as he moved along to each song. His energy translated into endless crowd surfing and mosh pits. He didn’t play my personal favorite of his “Optimus Prime” but his new song “RIOT!” off the upcoming EP on “Circus Records” got everyone raging to the point that I could feel the floor shake. After his amazing set, I expected Downlink to come on and destroy but Flux surprised everyone by walking on stage instead. The packed house chanted “Flux!” as the giant “FP” symbols on stage became illuminated.
The crowd went insane during his set with a crazy stage diver and a bold girl who managed to sneak past security to dance onstage with Flux. He performed the songs “Bass Cannon”, and surprised everyone with a mix of “Daydreamer” into the Dillon Francis remix. “Superbad,” his song with Doctor P, was the peak of his performance and he announced that we were the first to hear it live in America. Towards the end, Flux Pavilion dropped “I Can’t Stop” sampled by Jay-Z & Kanye West for their “Watch The Throne” record. As he was showered by glow-sticks, Flux said that if the rest of his first ever headlining U.S tour was like this night, he would die a happy man.
It will be hard to top, but the Roseland show was just the first stop on Flux Pavilion’s cross country tour. Tomorrow on the 15th, you can catch him at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Monster drops, heart-pounding synths, and wobbling bass are waiting; it’s definitely the best place to spend your birthday.
Article by: Brendan Lukas
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